Victor is going to get stuck into me for my rugby errors, but I believe it is the posh rugby that has been played in New Zealand over the last few weeks. New Zealand seems to be a cursed country at the moment. Just like in Australia, rogue ships take short cuts and ground on reefs and cause shocking environmental damage. Just like in Australia, authorities are supposed to control movements of ships. That would be a fail for authorities then, but don't expect to hear a mea culpa.
This rugby thing must have been quite good for New Zealand. While I care little for sports, I do like economies to be boosted by activities and action, and I think many towns in New Zealand have been. Yep, give them a party and no one will wonder about the bigger picture.
I am sure I saw two Australia versus New Zealand rugby scores a couple of night ago. One had Australia winning magnificently and the other had had us losing. It must be a posh rugby versus the bogan rugby thing.
I think I am now talking about rugby league now, but one Ms Wendy Harmer, a passionate supporter of the Sydney Manly team, made a comment that most of her team knew the words to the New Zealand national anthem and sang along, whereas very few knew the words to Australia's nation anthem and did not sing along. We can only conclude the obvious as to where most of her Sydney team were born and grew up.
We Aussies have a long and proud history of stealing high achieving Kiwis from a country that does seem to punch above its weight in the world. The list of Kiwis we claim to be ours is long and benefits Australia no end.